Today we are extremely excited to work with a brand new and extremely talented contributor! Kate, of the fresh DIY sewing blog See Kate Sew, is with us today to share an uber cool knapsack. This cutie is super hip for the guys and the girls. Our Flight collection is the perfect backdrop for a unisex knapsack, don't you think? Now I introduce to you, the Take Flight Knapsack!
Hi! Kate here from see kate sew! I was thrilled to test out the new Flight line in knit. I was filled with inspiration as I sewed with it, I can't stop thinking of things to make! My 3 year old son loves it, too! He calls the birds "airplanes" which I think is cute! They do look a little like airplanes!
This is such a great gender neutral fabric. I made this knapsack for my boy because he loves carrying stuff around, mostly dirt and trains. I hope he'll use this for trains and NOT dirt, but we see I guess!
Click here to download the free printable pattern. It comes with all the pieces you will need.
-1/2 yard Flight for main
-1/2 yard Flight in another color for contrast and lining
-3/4" twill tape
-flight knapsack pattern by see kate sew
-needle and thread
*Use 3/8" seam allowance.
Note: You can make this knapsack up in Birch's Organic Flight Knhttp://www.birchfabrics.com/product_p/knit-flight.htmit, or even our Organic Flight Canvas!
First cut out all your pieces according to the pattern.
Sew together the bottom and side strips at the short edges. Sew with right sides together.
Add a little "label" made from contrasting fabric to the front of your backpack. Sew all the way around and back stitch.
Pin and sew the sides and bottom piece to the front, sandwiching in twill tape strips where indicated on the front pattern piece.
Sew triangle pieces together with right sides together. Leave one edge open. Trim seam allowance and turn. Repeat so you have two triangles.
Baste triangles to back/flap piece where indicated on pattern piece. Triangles will face inwards.
Now sew the front piece to the back piece. The sides and bottom will be in the middle and the flap will extend beyond the side pieces.
Repeat steps 2-7 with lining pieces, omitting the triangles. Sew twill tape to the top of the flap. Turn the main piece inside out. Keep the lining right side out.
Put the lining inside of the main backpack piece so that the right sides are facing. Line up the open edges and pin together. Then sew all the way around, leaving a 2-3" opening on the front to turn.
Trim seam allowances and turn. Sew up opening with a needle and thread.
Cut velcro into little triangles. Sew onto backside of triangle and front flap.
To make the loop, fold in half longways and sew at the side. Trim seam allowance and turn. Repeat the same steps for both strap pieces.
Sew the straps and loop to the back of the backpack. Turn ends under 1/2" and sew in a rectangle to hold well. The bottom of the straps will be aligned on the sides of the backpack.
Clip your threads, tie your twill tape in bows or knots and you are done! Enjoy your new knapsack.
|If you haven't seen this SUPERCOMFY outfit, the pattern is coming soon from See Kate Sew. So make sure to check it out!|
Thank you Kate for sharing this pretty incredible and extremely adorable Knapsack with us! Please share this fabulous tutorial with all your friends, and make sure to visit See Kate Sew for more inspiring patterns and DIY sewing projects!